Harvard team uses laser to cool polyatomic molecule

Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 10:40 in Physics & Chemistry

The use of lasers to control and atoms and molecules — the eventual building blocks of quantum computers — has been practiced since the 1960s and has since revolutionized atomic, molecular, and optical physics. The technique essentially works by firing a laser at the atoms and molecules, causing them to absorb the photons from the […]

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